Really, this post is simply to show off pretty yarns.
Earlier, I wrote about working on a baby blanket for a friend who is expecting. I finished it well before my deadline of the shower, and I was very happy with the final project. It is warm, soft, squishy, albeit a little heavy, but perfect to keep a baby boy all snuggled up.
On my needles since early December, I bought the yarn and pattern from one of my favourite local yarn shops, Soper Creek Yarn in beautiful downtown Bowmanville. I worked on it on and off during those two months, and I finally finished it last Sunday! The colours really make this simple shrug as lovely as it is. I made it with James C. Brett Marble Chunky in the MC6 colourway.
I must have been in a big knitting mood that Sunday, because I also finished the yoga socks I was making for my boss! I used the Paton’s Yoga Sock pattern, which had a lovely texture to it. When she asked me to make them, I asked my boss what colour she would like them in, and as a response I received an “oh, you know…” This was a very stressful answer! Ultimately, when I saw the colours in Schachenmayr Regia North Pole Color, I knew the deep blues and purples would be perfect! I’ll likely make this pattern again when I make myself a pair!
The final project I’ll share again has a tie to Soper Creek Yarn. I bought the yarn to make the shrug during Bowmanville’s Moonlight Madness festival. It’s one of my favourite local events to attend. The town has its tree lighting, and the main street is closed to traffic allowing pedestrians and shoppers to leisurely enjoy the downtown, ideally with a hot drink in hand. That evening, I was able to get a few Christmas gifts purchased while purchasing a few goodies for myself, like the yarn! They had a raffle that evening, and I was able to put my name in the draw! Imagine my surprise when I received a call the following week, telling me that I won a door prize! The prize was four balls of Schachenmayr original Merino Extrafine 85 and a pattern to make with the yarn! I finished the Wrist Warmers in early January and they are soft and grey and they make me happy.
I’ve finally started my Midwinter Cardigan this weekend, how appropriate that I began this aptly named piece in the middle of Winter. Will stay updated on the status of this piece I’ve been waiting to cast on for months now!